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According to ECPAT-USA Executive Director Carol Smolenski, the next initiative from her organization will be to create a training program for people who work in travel management companies.
"Our hope is that we can begin next steps and grow this grass roots conversation to create some solid information, training and more."
Meeting attendees can fight human trafficking by uploading hotel room photos to a new app called TraffickCam which helps investigators gather information.
The worlds of meeting planning and human trafficking intersect in more places than you might realize.
Several hotel companies, including Carlson-Rezidor, Accor, Wyndham and Hilton Worldwide, are leading the fight against trafficking by signing "The Code."
Victims of human trafficking cross paths with meeting planners in airplanes, airports, and the same hotels where they hold their events. How can the meetings industry do more to help?